Friday, 28 May 2010

Farm garden tour - Part 2

I left you, a week ago now, stranded at the front entrance to our farm garden. I'm sorry - my garden tours are never speedy. Welcome!

On your right is the first of a few Manchurian pears, beautiful in spring bloom ...

... and equally spectacular in the autumn.

Look back for a moment to see this:

The front path runs right along the north side of the house. Prepare yourself for roses!

If you have been reading my blog for a while, you will know of my rose obsession, particularly David Austins. Have a look here if you don't believe me!

These are the roses along the front of the house, in full and glorious bloom. We curse these roses every winter at pruning time, but by spring they are well and truly forgiven.

And looking back to the archway you have just walked through. I have tried to create a wide perennial bed along the front of the house.

The garden opens up at this point to a lawn ...

... which looks across to a stand of lemon scented gum trees. These trees catch the warm light of the setting sun each afternoon.

These trees are positioned so that from the front door, I can see the paddocks beyond the garden. I can also see right down the driveway to the mailbox - critical when I am expecting fabric in the post! Pour yourself a little late Friday afternoon champagne at this point and enjoy the view! Back soon x


  1. Your gardens are just wonderful! I can see why your blog is called bloom! Your house is surrounded by them!

  2. OMG, how spectacular! Makes me so envious, yet I know it is a lot of hard work! ~karen

  3. What an awesome place, your flowers are beautiful. Paulette sent me to your blog and I just planted 2 New Dawn roses to climb my garden arbor.. Hope they grow, it looks bare without my sweet autumn clematis. It just overpowered it too much.

  4. Beautiful! You have a gorgeous yard. I enjoy all your pictures. Keep sharing

  5. looking forward to some more pics........gorgeous........

  6. Wow, you should charge admission!!
    Your gardens are so beautiful!!
    Thanks for sharing!

  7. Love the tour. Your garden is beautiful. l too love David Austen roses and have several in my garden.
    Thanks for sharing.

  8. I hope you have your own gardener as you would never have time to sew, it looks spetacular

  9. Keep them coming, so so beautiful!!

  10. Beautiful!!! Enjoying the tour...thanks!

  11. Beautiful...Looks Very Peaceful.

  12. lovely thanks!

    what a great view to sew to....

  13. I love your garden I am so Jealous.Put it in an envelope and post it to me,LOL
    Hugs Mary.

  14. Thankyou so much for the tour of your gorgeous garden!

  15. Wonderful, I love the perennial bed a lot. Do you do garden tours?
    The garden is a real credit to your hard work.

  16. wow, your garden is just beautiful! Thank you for tyhe tour!

  17. I am so enjoying your beautiful garden tour, especially the roses! Oh, my how I love roses!

  18. What a beautiful garden you have. The photos are lovely, especially the autumn leaves one.

  19. Wow, you have done such a spectacular job with your gardens! The clouds in the photo that looks back beyond your front path is amazing!


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